Hanging Heated Nipple Waterer Design Question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HunterWilson, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. HunterWilson

    HunterWilson Out Of The Brooder

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    I am planning to build a hanging heated nipple waterer. Planning to use a 2 or 3 gallon bucket with 4 or 5 nipples on the bottom and running a heating element through a hole in the top.

    It seems like when I remove it to refill that the nipples would be on the ground, maybe damaging them and spilling water. Do I have the design right, what is the solution for refilling it outside the coop?
     
  2. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a bucket with one or two nipples in it. I just either hold it off the ground or rest it on a couple of pieces of 2 by 4.
    It is not really a problem. I use those square kitty litter buckets.
     
  3. BHyder1

    BHyder1 Out Of The Brooder

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